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12 kick-ass Maltese women who have inspired in Malta and beyond
We’re celebrating these women and their achievements this International Women’s Day.

Jillian Mallia

Happy International Women’s Day, ladies! There are so many Maltese women who have made Malta proud or have done or are doing something to make our island a better place - here are just a few of those wonderful ladies who we're celebrating today!

1. Clare Agius

Clare Agius is an actress, producer, presenter and as of late, environmental activist. Last year, Clare began raising awareness about plastic consumption around the world and especially on our island. Her awareness video went viral and she continues to advocate for a better environment on the Maltese Islands.

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2. Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca

The outgoing President of Malta has served her country well during her presidency. In 2014, Her Excellency announced the formation of The President’s Foundation for the Wellbeing of Society, a non-profit consultative and research entity to help improve social inclusion and standards of living.

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3. Tamara Webb

Social media influencer, lifestyler, and all-round kick ass woman, Tamara Webb slays the Instagram game. Apart from all her stunning shots, she strives to push a deeper message. Tips from the pro: be active, be it running, dancing, or fitness, and eat a balanced diet (no, chocolate is not going to ruin your fitness goals). #BALANCE

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4. Moira Delia

If you see Moira Delia around town, she’ll definitely be petting a dog, saving a cat from a tree, or teaching a budgie how to sing. The animal activist has been raising awareness about animal cruelty on our islands for years now, and even hosts and produces a dedicated TV programme on her cause, called Animal Diaries.

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5. Jays of Sunshine

Maxine Aquilina and Angie Amato are queens to say the least. After both of them lost their mothers to cancer, the two girls launched Jays of Sunshine, an NGO that helps young kids with cancer fulfill their wishes.

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6. Emma Muscat

As the whole nation knows, Emma Muscat is making waves in the music industry. She was part of the hit show Amici last year, after which she got signed to Warner Music Italia, produced an album and is currently writing another one. #SlayItGurl.

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7. Yazmin Zammit Stevens

Yazmin’s routine is basically lift, slay, repeat. The 25-year-old weight lifting champ is a record holder in her sport, and made Malta super proud when she snatched first place in the 69kg category during the 2018 weight lifting tournament in Australia.

8. Emma Hogg

Lifestyle strategist and psychotherapist, Emma Hogg is the founder of A Life I Choose. The self-development guru encourages people to design their own life to thrive as best as possible. Spending an hour with Emma will get your wires uncrossed and your head on straight again! #Purpose

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9. Francesca Curmi

Francesca Curmi is a junior tennis player who is already making waves across the oceans at just 16 years of age! She’s participated in the Summer Youth Olympics, the Fed Cup and the US Open. This girl is on FIRE!

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10. Daphne Caruana Galizia

Daphne Caruana Galizia was a journalist who wrote about Maltese politics and local current affairs on her highly-followed blog, Running Commentary. Daphne was killed in a car bomb in October 2017, and while the case has not yet been solved, her legacy still lives on.

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11. Lorinda Mamo

Lorinda is a designer and blogger who creates handmade items for the home, mamas and kids. Her blog, A Bird with a French Fry, is a place to share happy things, creative ideas and the joys of parenthood. Lorinda is also a wonderful mum to sweet Henry who is a PBS survivor with Chronic Kidney Disease. Lorinda is a cancer survivor herself, and nothing will bring her down.

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12. Sefora Tabone

Sefora is a super mum raising awareness about autism and promotes inclusion through her blog, I Am Diego. She documents the little milestones that her adorable son Diego makes every day. You go mama!

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Bonus: Camilla Appelgren

While Camilla isn’t Maltese, she’s done and continues to do so much for our little rock. The environmental activist and founder of Malta Clean Up recently announced that she will be running for the upcoming MEP elections as part of the Partit Demokratiku (PD). “We deserve to look to the future with hope and optimism, not sadness and despair,” she said in an interview with the Independent.

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Happy Women's Day, ladies! Keep slaying!

8th March 2019


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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